January 6 Sex Worker Support Group

Come to our January support group for sex workers*, current and former. Whether you are in need of resources, support, or can provide support for others or just need a space to vent, please join us!

Location and details:

Howard Brown – 4025 N Sheridan, Room B

Saturday, January 6, 1:15pm-2:45pm

We will have refreshments and suggest a donation of 10 dollars, or whatever you feel comfortable giving. Please send us a message if anyone needs a ride so we can arrange help getting to and from the meeting. It is a short walk from the Sheridan Redline stop.

18+ only

Sex Worker Support Group

Come to our monthly support group for current and former sex workers this Saturday, August 5, at 4pm, at 405 W. Superior, 7th Floor in Chicago. The starting point for discussion this month will be “coming out, secrecy, and privacy.” Please join us to receive and offer support to others in the community!

Share with others via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396284050407853

We will have some refreshments. We have a suggested donation of 10 dollars but no one will be turned away.

The location is a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line, and paid street parking is plentiful. If you would like to come but have difficulty with transportation, please contact us and we will try to arrange a ride for you.

We hope to see you there!

Monthly Sex Worker Support Group-Tuesday, March 7 at Lifeworks Psychotherapy


Sex Worker Support Group 

Tuesday, March 7
6-7:30 pm

Location: Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310.

This group meets at  Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line. Free parking in lot.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This Month’s Topic: Isolation

Almost all participants who have attended this support group over the past few months have spoken about feeling isolated.  Both feeling alone on the job and alone socially –unable to share freely with family, friends, others.  Being a sex worker can be isolating, lonely and limiting.  Isolation can increase depression, hopelessness and substance abuse to name a few side effects.  An intention of this support group is to create an opportunity to combat that experience of isolation.  Join us to share your experiences and start the process of reducing isolation. 

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. along with members of SWOP-Chicago.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100.